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Reno's Studio 
Huntsville, Alabama 


Capitol Engraving Company 
Nashville, Tennessee 


Southern Publishing Associatio> 
Nashville, Tennessee 


The Oaks 

May, 1928 


Published by 

The Students' Promoter 


Oakwood Junior College 




Application made for entry as second-class matter at 
the Post Office of Huntsville, Alabama 


Bird's-eye View of the Campus 

Campus Thirty Years Ago 


Nothing is so dear to the heart as fond 
recollections of one's school days. Because 
of this, we, The Students' Promoter As- 
sociation, have endeavored to make a 
beginning by publishing this, the first 
volume of "The Oaks." 

It is our hope that this may be a means 
of binding the hearts of our former students 
to their Alma Mater, and of stirring the 
hearts of others to a desire for preparation 
to be co-workers with our Master. 





To E. C. Jacobsen 
Whose interest has led him to work un- 
tiringly for the growth and development of 
Oakwood Junior College, always supporting 
it in every way possible, giving his life in 
service for others, and who is dear to every 
member of the Students' Promoter As- 
sociation, we gratefully dedicate this, the 
first volume of "The Oaks" — 1928. 




T. R. M. Howard 
LuVada Lockhart 
Ethel Varnado 
Ernest E. Moseley 

Vice President 
Ass't Secretary 

Thelma L. Winston Editor-in-chief 


Hattie Stewart 
W. C. Edwards 
T. T. Frazier 
O. B. Hall 
Celestine E. Reid 
Inez S. Brown 
L. H. Hastings 



School Departments 



Home and Campus 

Student Organizations 


Lucile Chambers 
Edythe Crawford 
Jacob Soughs 
Harvey Kibble 
H. D. Singleton 

Circulation Manager 
Ass't dr. Manager 
Ass't dr. Manager 
Advertising Manager 
Ass't Adver. Mgr. 

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Order 0/ Books 






Arts and Crafts 

(School Departments 



(Missionary and Stu 





(Home and Campus) 


Business Friends 

Book I 


In A bsentia 

Uriah Bender 

Roy Cole 

A. W. Kimbrough 

Mrs. A. W. Kimbrough 

J. A. Tucker 

'Generous, liind-hearted, and true." 


Mrs. J. A. Tucker 
' Thoroughness is her mollo." 


O. B. Edwards 
" As faithful in little things as in big things. 

E. C. Jacobsen 
' A good heart is better than all the heads 
in the world." 

Mrs. O. B. Edwards 
"She looks out for others as well as herself.' 



'His words arc few and well chosen. 


Charles Degering 
'A liltle man with a big heart. 

C. R. Wood 
' Quietness reigns supreme in his life. 



Julia F. Baugh 
"Where she is there is sunshine. 



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Mrs. L. E. Cunningham 
'She puis her whole heart into her u>or\. 

Mrs. J. Dobbins 
"Her aim is service." 




Myrtle Bain 
'Smile and the world smiles with you. 



' He believes honesty is the best policy. 

Alyce Frazier 
"Brilliant, neat, k'"d. and sweet." 


Harry Dobbins 

' He believes there is always room for 


F. J. Bryant 

' He believes to f^now thyself is better than 

to others." 

W. C. Martin 
'He worlds while it is day." 

Viola C. Rivers 
"Stern but lovely. " 


H. C. Nelson 
'He thinks deep while others sleep. 

CoRiNE Bass 
'Kind deeds are hers. 

Book II 

1 . Seni 



"Character is the only true diploma" 


Old Rose and Silver 


Cream Rose 

Junior College Class Officers 

W. C. EDWARDS, President - - Pensacola, Florida 


"A man diligent in his business shall stand before kif^S^ ^"d ""' before mean men." 

President Students' Promoter Ass'n - _ . . '27 

President Peerless Literary Club ----- '27 

President Junior Class ------- '27 

President Senior Class ------ '28 

AIM: To please God in service for humanity. 

CELESTI NE E. REID. r^-easurer - - Key West, Florida. 

"Celes " 

Calm, sympathetic, — one who loves everyone and whom everyone loves. 


Secretary Academic Senior Class 
President Young Women's Literary Club 

Delegate Students' Volunteer Convention 
Treasurer Senior Class - - - 

AIM: To " be " rather than "seem.' 

ETHEL E. VARNADO, Secretary 


"Some secret charm did all her acts attend. 

Secretary Junior Class ------ 

Pianist S. S. - 

Secretary Senior Class - ^ - 

AIM: To search for truth and wisdom. 


Kansas City, Mo. 


ARTIE P. McNlCHOLS, l^ice President ----- 

" There is a vein of jollity beneath his air of dignitt,'. 

Oratorical Club ------- 

Secretary Peerless Literary Club - - . . 

Vice President Senior Class - - - - - 

AIM: To minister and to heal. 

Paducah, Ky. 


Junior College Senior Class 

*GEORGE E. JENKINS Pulaski, Tenn. 

" Jenks" 

" Too optimistic for worry or anger, too broad-minded for fear or trouble, ever striving 
to obtain the one goal — heaven." 

Leader Colporteur Band - - - 

Superintendent S. S. 

Ass't. Field Sec, Tenn. River Conf. 

AIM: To be true to God, to my fellowmen and to myself. 



-'26, 77 



"A merry heart doeth good lil^e a medicine. 

Secretary Students' Promoter Association 
Editor Students' Promoter Association 
Superintendent Primary Department, S. S. 

AIM: To be useful and efficient. 



"Just a little bit of humor mixed with refinement and culture.' 

Atlanta, Georgia 



Jacksonville, Florida 

President Academic Senior Class 

Supt. Junior Dep't, S. S. - 

Leader Colporteur Band 

Sec. Home Missionary Dep't, Y. P. M. V. S. 

AIM: To serve. 


'27, '28 




"Honor lies in honest toil. 

Head of Printing Department 
Member of Faculty 

'22 - '28 

'21 - '28 

AIM: To do my duty in that state of life unto which it shall please God to call me. 

.Summer School Graduate. 


Junior College Senior Class 

EMILE A. JARREAU New Orleans. La. 

"As the rain refreshes the flowers and the sun maizes them blossom, so doth his singing inspire thought 

and lead to nobler living." 

Chorister S. S. & Y. P. M. V. S. 
Quartet - . . 

Leader Y. P.M. V.S. - 


•25. '26. '27, '28 


AIM: To be efficient in service. 

BLANCHE PALMER Jacksonville, Florida 

"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches " 
Church School Teacher - - - - - - '21 -'28 

AIM: To reach the top. 

*HARVEY W. KIBBLE ------- 

"Harvie " 

"Z il^e the high-sounding larf^ he inspires his hearers to look, up." 
Quartet -------- 'Tl , 78 

Vice Pres. Academic Class ------ '27 

Chorister Junior Department, S. S. - - - - - '28 

Advertising Manager. "The Oaks " - . - - '28 

AIM: To be the man of the hour, who asks not for rest, but strength to labor on. 

Huntsville, Alabama 


" There is no wisdom li^e frankness. 
Church School Teacher - - - - - 


"With ivords we govern men." 

Church School Teacher 



* Summer School Graduate. 


Academic Class Officers 

THORINGTON T. FRAZIER, President . . . . 

"Hornsby " 

"Full of energy, with a heart to finish whatever he starts. 

Pres. Y. M. B. S. 

Vice Pres. Y. M. B. S. 

Vice Pres. Junior Class ------ 

Pres. Academic Senior Class - - . . - 

Member Executive Committee S. P. A. - 

AIM: To "climb though the rocks be rugged." 

Montgomery, Alabama 


HATTIE L.. STEWART, Vice President 


"Sociable and l^ind, the like of her is hard to find.' 

Sec. Y. P. M. V. S. - 

Associate Editor "The Oaks' - - - - - 

Vice Pres. Academic Senior Class - - - - 

AIM: To reach the highest height possible for woman. 

St. Louis, Mo. 


INEZ SERENA BROWN, Secretary ------ 


"Cne who believes a soft answer turneth away wrath. 

Member S. P. Executive Committee . - - 

Sec. Y. P. M. V. S. - 

Sec. Senior Academic Class - - _ - - 

AIM: To press onward and upward to eternal ideals. 

Charleston, S. C. 


D. J. DIXON, Treasurer 


"A soul that is on fire with a spirit to do something. 

Treas. Junior Class ------ 

Treas. Y. M. B. S. - 

Treas. Academic Senior Class - . . . 

Chicago, lUinoi 

icago, Illinois 


AIM: To fit myself by the help of God for the gospel ministry. 

Academic Senior Class 

*ALMA L. CLAIBORNE - - - Jacksonville. Florida 


"A jolly, industrious soul filled with music." 

Pianist S. S. ------- - '27 

General Sec. S. S. - - - - - - - '28 

AIM: To excel. 

*ALBERTA LONZA ---------- 'Wilson. N. C. 


" yery modest and quiet, always neat from head to feet ." 

Sec. Foreign Miss. Band ------ '28 

Sec. Correspondence Band - - - - - '27, '28 

AIM: "To press forward to the mark of the high calling. " 

GRACE M. HAMILTON -----.:- Knoxville. Tenn. 
"Gracious ' 

" True as gold, with a voice that charms everyone." 

Sec. Correspondence Band ------ '27 

Y. Ladies' Quartet ------- '27, '28 

AIM: "To be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. " 

*JENN1E V. MILLS -------- Montgomery, Alabama 


" Spreads ioy in abundance." 

Pianist S. S. - - - - - - - - '23 

AIM To press forward in spite of difficulties." 

* Summer School Graduate. 

Commencement Week 


Consecration Service, May 18, 1928 - 7:00 P. M. 


ADDRESS -----.... President J. A. Tucker 

CONSECRATION PRAYER - - - - - - Mrs. L. E. Cunningham 


RESPONSES --..--_--- Seniors - Juniors 
SONG -..---.---- Congregation 


Baccalaureate Service, May 19, 1928 - 1 1 :00 A. M. 

MARCH ---------- Mrs. Jennie Dobbins 

INVOCATION - President J. A. Tucker 

TENOR SOLO - - Emile A. Jarreau 

.SERMON Elder T. H. Allison 

MUSIC Male Quartet 

BENEDICTION Elder U. Bender 

Class Night Program, May 20, 1928 - 8:00 P. M. 

MARCH -_-----_-- Mrs. Jennie Dobbins 

INVOCATION - - Charles Degering 

SONG - Class 

WELCOME ADDRESS ------- Thorington T. Frazier 

CLASS HISTORY -_-.--..- Ethel E. Varnado 

MOTTO -....----_ Harold D. Singleton 

MUSIC ----- Selected 

ANNUAL ADDRESS - - - - - - - - - W. C. Edwards 

CLASS ASPIRATIONS . . Hattie L. Stewart 

CLASS POEM -....--... Inez Brown 

ORATION - - - - Emile A. Jarreau 

ORATION - C. Raymond Wood 

CLASS AIM - - - - D. J. Dixon 


FAREWELL ADDRESS - - Celestine E, Reid 

SONG - - . - Class 


Commencement Program, May 21, 1928 - 8:00 P. M. 

MARCH - Mrs. Jennie Dobbins 

INVOCATION E. C. Jacobsen 

VIOLIN SOLO ---------- W. C. Edwards 

ADDRESS --------- Professor J. C. Tompson 

PRESENTATION OF DIPLOMAS ----- PresidentJ. A. Tucker 

BENEDICTION . - . . Elder Nelson 

President's Address 

The ^.J)(Co?'al Value of a ILoJty T'ur^pose 

Worthy President, Members of the Faculty, Classmates, vStudents, and Friends: 

" Purpose is the backbone of a life of courage." It is our master-ship of situations 
and our kingship of conditions and circumstances, fighting for the right and fight- 
ing to the end. 

We must never be at ease for the mere accomplishment of some task, but 
rekindle the altar flame of the soul, and untiringly raise our aspirations to a higher 
and still higher moral ideal. Nothing has the power to lift us above ourselves, and 
help us up the steep pathway of moral life, but our own purposes, sincerely cher- 
ished, however trivial, or however limited. 

The only fortune in this life worth the finding and which can be found by every- 
one is a lofty purpose, and it is not to be found in the balmy atmosphere of some 
foreign or distant land, neither in the gray dawn of coming time, but here and now. 
Who has ever set a noble purpose and fixed his eyes thereon and failed to receive an 
increase of moral strength? By dwelling upon it carefully and incessantly, we make 
it a part of our consciousness, and its radiance extends to the will, stirring it to 
renewed activity. No man has ever turned to that which is true, elevating, and 
noble, and looked upon it with a deep, ardent, and persistent gaze without being 
morally strengthened. 

Consider how the whole soul of man is composed into a kind of real harmony the 
moment he has a purpose. The highest motive of the life of the young Corsican com- 
mander was to gratify his ambition for purpose and glory. At the age of twenty- 
eight he framed his schemes, and at thirty he realized them. Three times he humbled 
the proud house of Hapsburg to the dust, three times he defeated the Russian 
armies, and tore to pieces the kingdom it took the Hohenzollerns centuries to build. 
Wehn a purpose is set, distrust, compunction, indignation, and despair, which lie like 
mastiffs beleaguering the soul of the purposeless, are stilled and begin to shrink, 
murmuring, far off into their caves. A man is then the man. 

Lack of purpose is an ether that puts us to sleep, and a cancer that eats out our 
very lives. As the sky is a roomy place, giving room for the sun, moon, and stars to 
more in their appointed ways without touching each other, so is the world of human 
life a great, wide, roomy place with a chance for every conceivable type. Each man 
builds his own particular planet of life and moves with it on its own selected orbit, 
througli this universe of interest, by the relation he sustains and the forms of action 
into which he enters. When a man becomes willing to live along the same level 
of achievement, content with no ambition, — that is the tragedy and defeat of life. 
But to grow higher, deeper, wider; to conquer difficulties and acquire more and more 
power; to feel all the faculties unfolding as the years go by; this makes life worth 

"Live for something, have a purpose, 

And that purpose keep in view. 

Drifting like a helpless vessel. 

Thou canst ne'er to life be true; 

Half the wrecks that strew life's ocean, 

If some star had been their guide. 

Might have long been riding safely, — 

But they drifted with the tide." 

W. C. Kn\v.\RDS. 

Class Song 

Out among thy aged big oaks 
Thou hast laid in our minds great hopes. 
The long-looked day has come at last, 
While life's best days are in the past. 

In midst of nature's scenes and trees, 
Of forests, hills and balmy breeze, 
Into our characters we've cast 
The truths and rich things that will last. 

You are the dearest spot we know, 
And through the world we all will go 
As ministers and workers then, 
Instilling God in hearts of men. 

Chorus : 

Close to our hearts, dear O. J. C, 
Shall ever thy memory be. 
Living for Him we'll make men see 
We're living too for O. J. C. 

Grace M. Hamilton. 

Presentation of Gift 

Tonight, we, the graduating class of 192S, are looking forward to the tomorrow 
when we shall say adieu to our dear Alma Plater; and, ere we change the scene of 
this drama, we consider deeply the utmost needs of a perishing humanity. We 
count it more than a pleasure that words become beggars to describe, to pause 
aside in deepest sincerity to pay our tenderest and kindest regards to the respect 
we owe to O. J- College and to those who so patiently labored with us amid tr\'ing 
and ofttimes provoking circumstances with untiring zeal, love, and interest, that 
we might climb the heights and be encouraged to attain a greater consummation of 
an unsur\"eyed field. 

We do not wish to present the gift alone, but with the gift, the loyal hearts of 
the givers. This gift will be a token of oiu- profound gratitude for the firm standards, 
noble character, and lofty ideals you have instilled within our souls. For after being 
instructed mentally, physically, and above all spiritually, we can withstand the 

Behold as we contemplate the plane and the race before us, with all its oppor- 
tunities, possibilities, and achievements, our hearts leap with joy. But the pre- 
meditated, joyous anticipations of this occasion, and the thought of parting from 
these four walls so dear to the hearts of those who soon must part to launch out upon 
the uncertainties of tomorrow, strike us with awe and sadness. 

We cannot overlook, even in a crisis, our most beloved schoolmates, whose com- 
panionship has meant much to us amidst our perplexities, To you, dear fellow 
students, we leave this injunction: that you be zealous, honor your instructors, re- 
main loyal to the standards of O. J. C, and ever remember your sincere fidelity 
to God. 

Words fail to express the deepest appreciation which we have for our institution; 
therefore, we have endeavored to make it more tangible by asking that you accept 
with our love and fond sincerity the support of the American Standard — "'the 
flagpole."' As you gaze upon this pole, may it perpetuate in your memon," the stand- 
ards of our -\lma Mater's lofty ideals. 

Consider not the gift, but the givers: thus, kind friends, dear schoolmates, 
faithful teachers, and beloved Alma Plater, we bid you adieu. 

Artie P. ^NIcXichols. 


" The IPicnic " 

It was :Monday morning, the weather was very threatening and unfavorable for a picnic. 
"Don't the seniors have a lovely day." said one of the younger students (casting insinuations). 

"I hope when I become a senior our day won't be such a day as this," remarked some of the 
others. Of course the seniors were too dignified to notice these slighting remarks, hoping all the 
while that it would clear up. 

Seven o'clock was the time appointed to leave the campus, but all were not ready and some 
had not fully decided to go, because of the condition of the weather. Seven o'clock passed, then 
eight: about nine o'clock the cars were parked in front of Irwin Hall and in ten minutes we were 
off for the mountain, arriving at the foot about 9:45, where our cars were parked. Through woods, 
over rocks, across streams, and down hills brought us to a beautiful green valley with a rapid 
waterfall, where we stopped. 

Our pleasures of the day were begun with the "bean bag" game. To exert our energy further, 
we all participated in a spicy game of baseball. At the hour of two, dinner was served, which con- 
sisted of very daintily prepared sandwiches, potato salad, stuffed eggs, and lemonade. It was 
enjoyed by all, and perhaps to some it was the most interesting part of the day, but we did other 
things that were equally enjoyable. 

Another pleasurable feature of the day was a hike to the top of the mountain. Two groups 
were formed, which spent considerable time taking snaps of the beautiful scenery that nature 
spread before us. Occasionally some one in the group would speak out in admiration, "Isn't that a 
lovely scenery I " " Let's get a picture of it." The trip was so enjoyable that we forgot the time; 
however, it dawned upon someone that it was getting late and we must be making our way back 
to the picnicing ground. 

Immediately we started back and reached the spot just in time for supper, which was ice 
cream and cake. As night was swiftly drawing on and we had eleven miles to go. we hastily 
gathered up our luggage and started to the cars. In a short time we were there and all ready to go, 
reaching home about 7 : 30 P. M. After all, it was a delightful day and the seniors had a most 
enjoyable time. 

''''The HiJ^e" 

One cold morning in April, the fifteenth to be exact, and about 5:15 o'clock we. the class of '28, 
all shielded against the bitin.g cold and threatening rain . ladened with many good things to eat, 
kft the campus of the royal oaks, on an annual hike to the two-mile mountain. The party was 
comprised of six young men and seven young women, excluding our chaperons (Miss Baugh and 
Professor Jacobsen). 

In an hour or more we were at the base of what we had previously been gazing upon. Our 
way became rough and rocky indeed, and our strength began to decrease. We ascended by 
ones, twos, and threes, while several of the knights tarried at the spring to fill the vessels with 
water. I will not relate the difficulties overcome in reaching the summit of that mountain, how- 
ever. I assure you all were ready to eat. 

Later, all were comfortable while a delicious breakfast was prepared and served. What did 
we have? Oh, eggs, sandwiches, jelly and hot postum. Breakfast was fine and something unusual, 
as usual, had to happen — everybody was satisfied. 

The sun began to peep out: all united in snapping pictures, or posing, telling riddles, and 
playing games. 

After a delightful time thus spent wc began to descend the rockies at 1 1 A. m. and wend our 
way southward to the campus of O. J. C. arriving in time for dinner. Thus we spent a pleasant 

Farewell Address 

The words "fareweil" and "good-bye" seem especially sad when applied to our Alma Mater 
and those who dwell within its sacred walls. Each closing day has drawn it nearer and made it 
dearer to onr hearts. 

It would be impossible for us to try to tell here what this ])lace has incaiil. and does mean to us. 
But what would this place mean without our dear teachers, together with our classmates and 
schoolmates? The pleasure has been ours to associate here with you. We appreciate your friend- 
ship, your love, your counsel. 

Dear teachers, we shall never forget you. You have been so patient, kind, and sympathetic 
with us in our shortcomings — forgive us if at any time lack of appreciation has been shown 
by us, and let us together recall those pleasant, uplifting experiences which have helped us on to 
higher heights and drawn you closer to our hearts. May God ever bless and keep you in the way 
He would have you go. 

Fellow students, how can we forget you with whom we have struggled side by side each day? 
It may not be and most likely will not be our privilege to ever mingle within these sacred walls 
as we once have. Time moves on and so do we. We go forward in the name of our Saviour and 
Oakwood, realizing that if one is rightly represented so is the other — while on the other hand if 
the standards of one are lowered, dishonor and defeat are brought upon the other. May we, the 
class of '28, realize that as we leave the thresholds of these doors our appreciation of what has been 
done for us has just begun. Remember, a tree is judged by the fruit it bears. 

Fellow classmates, this is a serious question. Really, how are we going to relate ourselves to 
the life that is before us? Shall God be fiirst or last? Shall we bring honor or dishonor on our 
Alma Mater? The years spent here have been happy, helpful ones. Let us, in a real loay, as the 
years go by, give thanks and appreciation to this school and these teachers. 

We wish to bid yoii farewell, Juniors, with a word of appreciation for the love you have 
shown us. We assure you, you have helped to crown our years with happiness. As '28 leaves, you, 
the class of '29, enters — and to you we say, "Welcome." We are glad you are coming to fill our 
places and feel that you will do all in your power to hold up the high standards of our Alma Mater. 
May your lives ever be examples of Christian living to both teachers and students, your thoughts 
and ideals always clear and pure. 

Remember, teachers, we appreciate you, we love you and shall always remember you. And 
fellow students, the ties of friendship formed here shall never be erased from our memories. We 
are reluctant to leave, but the time has come. 

"Though some as they travel onward 
Will gather life's roses fair, 
While others will bend and falter 
Beneath their burden of care, — 
We trust that the great 'Our Father,' 
Who is full of truth and love. 
Will unite our severed pathways 
In the home of rest above." 
Fare thee well, dear Alma Mater. 

Cei-ESTine E. Reid. 

Book II 

2. Juniors 




Junior Class Roll 



Lawrence R. Hastings, President Academic 
Preston W. McDaniel, Vice Pres. Academic 

CoRiNE E. Harris, Secretary Academic 

Mary M. Gary, Treas. Academic 

Francis R. Hunter College 

Mildred E. Baker Academic 

Theodore R. Howard Academic 

Theora Butler Academic 

Obadiah B. Hall College 

Edythe Crawford College 

Ernest E. Moseley Academic 

Emma Wilson Academic 

Lawrence E. Fletcher Academic 

Myra L. Lockhart College 

Lyle S. Follette Academic 

Stella Webb Academic 

Raleigh, N. C. 
Houston, Tex. 
Detroit, Mich. 
Muskogee, Okla. 
Decatur, Ala. 
Mobile, Ala. 
Murray, Ky. 
Tampa, Fla. 
Quincy, Fla. 
San Antonio, Tex. 
Jackson, Miss. 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 
Indianapolis, Ind. 
Jackson, Miss. 
Jamaica, B. W. I. 
Knoxville, Tenn. 

An Invitation 

Come, dear friend, to O. J. C, 

O. J. C, grand and lovely, 
Where the breezes from the hilltop 

Tinge the cheek with health and beauty; 
Where the mountains, grand, majestic, 

Rise above a fertile valley, 
vStretching out into the distance. 

Clad in colors green and golden ; 
Where the trees are heavy laden 

With the ripened fruit of autumn. 
Fruit of varied species growing. 

Gift of love from God to mankind ; 
Where the birds are gayly warbling 

Songs of praise to God the Father, 
And the honey bees are buzzing 

'Mid the fragrance of the flowers. 

Come and rest beneath the shadow 

Of the large and spreading oak tree. 
Of the maple tree so friendly 

On the summit of the hilltop ; 
And behold the smiling valley 

And the distant, green-capped mountains. 
In the rosy mist of morning. 

In the golden light of evening. 
Come and spend your peaceful season 

In this glorious realm of nature; 
Nestle to her heart confiding. 

Learn her secrets and her wisdom. 
She will give you of her treasures, 

Teach you of the great Creator, 
Fill your heart with joy of living. 

Come, O come, to O. J. C. 

Adapted by Edythc Jarrean. 

Book III 

^rts and Qrafts 


"^■■ ^^ ^. ^■;»M i fi » M i fe *w >v . z^^^ \ 

Ty^^' Bible Department 

True education is character building, which embraces the spiritual, mental, social, and physical 
life. The principles governing this fourfold developmeat are found in the Bible. 

The mind does not grow, nor does the life take on character without seeking the causes and 
results of the things with which we associate day by day. The cause, or beginning, the purpose, or 
end. of these things, can be made known only by Him who made them all. The knowlege that we 
need of the beginning, purpose, and use of all things, the Creator has placed in His word for us. 

In the study of law, history, biology, zoology, physiology, and all other subjects through which 
we learn how to understand and use the natural forces about us, the mind, seeking for cause and 
effect, will find the foundation for such understanding only in the fear of God and in the study of 
His word. Reading, writing, grammar, and such kindred subjects (looked upon by some as educa- 
tion), are necessary elements, but useful only in the perusal of the subjects dealing with the cause 
and consequence of things. 

The Bible is not a textbook of detail in any of these subjects; but it lays the foundation for 
every subject, by setting forth the causes of all natural manifestations, and giving instruction 
by which to regulate the spiritual, mental, physical, and social elements of our nature. In addition 
to all this, the Bible is the specific and only textbook on the science of salvation: which is the only 
science dealing with the "thoughts and intents of the heart." Read Heb. 4: 12. Without this 
science all other knowledge will be found lacking. 

Every textbook has its "table of contents," setting forth the scope of the book. In looking 
at the Bible from this viewpoint we find : 

The generation of all thing'; including man. The degeneration or fall of man and its effect upon 
all things. The regeneration of man or the plan of salvation, emliracing not only man but all 
things afTected by his fall. This all appears in the first three chapters. Then follows the history of 
the working out of this plan. The results of the acceptance or rejection of the plan is recorded 
with the consequent effect upon individuals, families, communities, and nations. 

One nation is chosen that a place might be prepared for the Son of God to become the Son 
of man and our .Saviour. The history of this nation is followed and its experiences become our 
examples from which we may learn lessons. 

From the first advent of Christ we are carried by the Acts of the Apostles and prophecy to the 
time of the Second Advent when, "the dominion shall return to the tower of the flock." The 
two chapters that close the book show the redeemed in Eden restored. 

The Bible is complete in its plan and covers all the experiences of the human family. It is 
the foundation of all essential knowledge. U. Bender. 

Hiftory Department 

Is it not wonderful to know the progress of man? Is it not very interesting to trace each step 
he has made in the development of his God-given powers? This privilege comes to us in our study 
of that inportant and complete subject — history. Every one who studies this subject must have 
some kind of philosophy of the subject to guide him in his study. It may be a philosophy that 
recognizes God; it may be a philosophy separated from God; it may be a philosophy that sees only 
man in the succession of events. But there must be some kind of philosophy of history. 

One must also have a goal of history, and the goal is surely connected with one's view of the 

The true philosophy of history is found in the Bible. In the study of the Bible, one can see 
that God's plan is to reorganize all things and place them under the headship of Christ. 

In a perusal of human history only, we do not see this, and we are led to believe that all 
things depend on man's will. We see great human power and boundless ambitions, but when we 
behold history from the correct viewpoint, we know that ordained agencies are silently working 
out the counsels of His will, and we know that a nation is exalted by righteousness, and we see the 
power of God in removing and setting up kings. 

As we read history in the light of truth we see not only the hand of God but of Christ, and the 
great plan of redemption ; and as our view of these facts becomes clearer, our vision of the true 
philosophy of history will broaden. 

What is the sure goal of history? It is the divinely willed end. It is the beginning of eternity, 
when all powers will be brought into subjection to Christ. It is the establishment of the "new 
heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness." It is the glorious and final triumph 
of the cross. It is the time when God's grace will he fully revealed and His plan fully accomplished. 

We believe that progress has been made in our history department this year. We now possess 
a fine set of maps, and emphasis has been given to the true philosophy of history and the goal of 
history. Sixty-four have enrolled in this department and the Freshman history class is more than 
double its size of a year ago. O. B. Edwards. 

English Department 

For the boys and girls at Oakwood who are potential preachers of the Third Angel's Message, 
the English Department is designed to equip them properly in the use of the "King's English. " 
As the ability to think correctly is prerequisite to correct speaking and writing, the students are 
taught how to organize their thoughts logically, and to speak with force, beauty, and fluency. 

The students are also taught to develop an appreciation for the noble thoughts and the high 
ideals expressed in our extensive and varied literature. 

Simplicity in language is an asset. Jesus used such language that even a child could under- 
stand. Quoting from Mrs. E. G. White, we read: "O that all might search dilligently to know 
what is truth, to study earnestly that they might have correct language and cultivated voices 
that they might present the truth in all its elevated and ennobling beauty." — Fundamentals of 
Christian Education, page 20. 

"And in every branch of education there are objects to be gained more important than those 
secured by mere technical knowledge. . . . More important than the acciuirement of foreign 
languages, living or dead, is the ability to write and speak one's mother-tongue with ease and 
accuracy. . . . The chief requisite of language is that it be pure and kind and true, — 'the out- 
ward expression of an inward grace.' " 

Science Department 

We who are especially interested in the study of the various Hnes of science are greatly privi- 
leged here at Oakwood in that we are situated among the scenes and beauties of nature. As we 
study and consider the laws of nature and behold the works of the Creator we are led to say as 
did the celebrated astronomer Kepler: " O God, I think Thy thoughts after Thee. " 

If we look through the microscope we may see the wonderful coloring and design of the scales 
of the butterfly's wing, or the extremely sharp point of the bee's sting, and they remind us of the 
greatness of Him who fa.shioned these things. 

If you happened to be a student of astronomy, you would be intensely interested in looking 
through our new reflecting telescope and viewing the handiwork of God. You would be able to see 
the beautifu! planet Saturn with its rings, or the giant planet Jupiter and his moons. Or you might 
point the telescope to one of the most glorious parts of the heavens and get a glimpse of the vast 
nebula in Orion. Coming nearer home you could see the red planet Mars and also the planet that 
sometime appears like a crescent, — our sister world, Venus. 

When school begins next September, we hope to have the science department moved to its 
new quarters in the north end of the second floor of Butler Hall. In this location we will have the 
science classroom on one side, and the laboratory on the other. There will be a fume hood in the 
laboratory, so that the bad smelling and poisonous gases can be removed through the chimney. 
The woodworking department has constructed a chemistry table for us that will accommodate 
sixteen students. We plan to have a storeroom in which to keep our apparatus and a supply of 
chemicals. This year we have added considerable new science equipment. In the new location 
for the science department, we will have it more conveniently arranged than ever before, and it is 
planned to increase very materially the equipment of this department this coming year. 


Teacher- Training Department 

Dear Ruth : 

Just as I was wondering whether I should go on and complete my College Normal course or 
not, your good letter came. My! I was glad to hear from you and feel greatly inspired even to 
"climb though the rocks be rugged" in order to complete the course. 

I had never deeply thought of what a sacred responsibility it is to train the minds of the 
young, and as you suggested, one cannot properly do this without real training for the work. 
Of course I realize it is going to mean hard work and a great deal of sacrifice for about two years, 
but, Ruth, I am now willing to make the sacrifice so that I may be the kind of teacher the world 
needs today. The demand for real teachers is even greater than just a few years ago. Really, 
dear, I don't see why I did not think of these things long ago, then I would not have to change 
plans already made for teaching the coming term. 

Thanks for the information you have given me about Methods I and II, Arts I and II, as well 
as Psychology, Child Study, and other subjects you mentioned. I am sure I will enjoy these 
studies very much and hope to put every moment to good use. 

Now, Ruth, please write again soon. Your letters are so helpful to me, — I am almost per- 
suaded to call this last one a " Life-Saver. " 

Lovingly yours, 




Music Department 

"Reading and speaking are the more common modes of expression, but it is in the realm of 
music, both vocal and instrumental, that the grandest and sublimest thoughts take on their 
highest and most complete form of expression." — Cady. 

"The value of song as a means of education should never be lost sight of. Let there be singing 
in the home of songs that are sweet and pure, and there will be fewer words of censure, and more of 
cheerfulness and hope and joy. Let there be singing in the school and the pupils will be drawn 
closer to God, to their teachers and to one another." — Mrs. E. G. White. 

Music is an important factor at Oakwood. Various instruments of music and singing are 
often heard. It has been said that everyone who goes through school should learn to play at least 
one musical instrument. 

Instruction is given mainly in piano. Special attention is given by the music department to 
singing, — chorus, quartet, and solo. An organized brass band is a regular part of our music depart- 

Only the highest type of music is fostered and encouraged by our school. There is with us no 
need for jazz and other popular forms of dance music. 

It is the purpose of this department that all who come under its influence shall have their 
ideals lifted and ennobled, that they may learn to appreciate and render on this earth such music 
as will enable them to have part in the "new song" which will be sung around the throne, and 
which no man can learn save the hundred and forty and four thousand. 

Mrs. Jennir Dobbins. 

Language Department 

Bibliography: Of making of books there is, fortunately, no end. They have their own in- 
terest, quite apart from their contents, as works of art in themselves. What constitutes a superior 
piece of bookmaking, what is the fascinating history of the process and of its great exponents are 
matters considered in this department. 

Another phase of the subject introduces the student to the handling of books, the technique 
of libraries. The lover of books is greatly stimulated by courses such as these. 

English: All that men have thought, hoped and felt, under what compulsions they have 
acted, what aspirations and ideals have been their guiding stars, what trust or what faith has 
guided their destinies — these are the sum and substance of literature. 

Other courses have properly much to say about these engrossing themes, but it is reserved for 
literature to have them ditTused through this medium of beauty. 

What the student honestly thinks and feels about the material of his everyday life becomes the 
subject matter of his work in self-expression, for the work in composition has mainly in view the 
truthful and individual record of sincere opinion and impression. 

Language: Dead and living languages alike have their proper place in the curriculum of 
Oakwood Junior College. Greek, Latin, and Spanish offer their studies of the lives of other races. 
To know even one other is to multiply one's responsiveness to human nature. 

Fletcher J. Bryant. 



Sewing Department 

Believing firmly in the plan of Christian Education, which means the harmonious develop- 
ment of all the faculties, we enter into our industrial work in this department with enthusiasm. 
It is a subject, too, which lies close to the heart of every girl. 

The education of no girl or woman is complete without a knowledge of domestic duties. 
Whether her future sphere of activity shall lie in the field of business, teaching, or home-making, 
she will find her ability to cut and make garments of much use. She should be able to select 
materials, colors, and designs suitable for herself and other members of her family. 

In the present days, startling modes of dress, of breaking away from customs of long duration, 
of disregard of suitability in dress, the girls trained in our schools should have a thorough know- 
ledge of what is proper and suitable. 

In the Academic Department, classes in sewing have been given to the ninth and twelfth 

In the ninth grade, both hand work and machine work are given. The articles required to be 
make are garments and household furnishings; mending, including the darning and patching of 
garments is required. Theory in the cutting and putting together of garments is given; in the 
stitches and their uses, and other principles of sewing. The use and care of the sewing machine is 

In the twelfth grade are given the elements of costume designing. The human body, with its 
structure and proportions, is studied. Importance is given to individuality in relation to clothing. 
Dressmaking and light tailoring are required. 

It is hoped that every girl entering this department will receive and retain the principles of 
Christian dress here given. 

Mrs. Jennie Dobbins. 

Oakwood Sanitarium 

Oakwood vSanitarium has fifteen rooms besides bathroom, porches, and a well-equipped 
hydrotherapy room for treating the sick. 

In teaching such classes as physiology and simple treatments, we try to emphasize the practical 
things, — things Christian young people should know as followers of the Great Physician. We 
endeavor to teach them the things they can and may need to do anywhere. This includes simple 
hydrotherapy treatments, first-aid measures in emergencies, and practical ways of taking care 
of the sick in the home. 

Our workers need this training. Read what God's servant says of it in " Ministry of Healing," 
page 145, paragraph 3: "Whether in foreign missions or the home field, all missionaries, both men 
and women, will gain much more ready access to the people and will find their usefulness greatly 
increased, if they are able to minister to the sick. " 

On page 146, paragraph 4, it says: "Thousands need and would gladly receive instruction 
concerning the simple methods of treating the sick. " 

We, in the fear of God, teach them these methods so that they may more fully walk in the 
Saviour's steps. 

God has greatly blessed us healthwise this year and we feel He will continue to do so. 

We want a thorough nurses' training course organized here in the near future and we are 
praying and working toward that end. 

Parents, do not be afraid your boys' or girls' health will be neglected here, for Oakwood 
believes whole-heartedly in the golden rule. 

Myrtle Bain, R. N. 


Interior of Kitchen 

Domeftic Science 

Of all institutions in our world the school is the most important. Here the young people 
receive knowledge in the various sciences. We know that cooking is a science, and it means much 
to the young to receive practical as well as theoretical training in this all important .science. We 
are told that the one who prepares the food that is to be placed in our .stomachs to be converted 
into blood to nourish our system, occupies a most important and elevated position. To do this 
requires intelligence and experience. The two are inseparable. We are glad that some time is 
given to all of our girls before leaving school to receive some training along the line of preparing 
food in a healthful way. There are now twenty-five who are receiving training in our Boarding 
Department. All our baking is done by students. From four to five hundred loaves of bread are 
baked every week, and this is done with no injustice to other studies. We believe that to teach 
our youth how to prepare simple, yet wholesome, food is teaching them the first steps in some of the 
most useful branches of education and inculcating principles that are needful elements in their 
religious life. " The position of copyist, dressmaker, or music teacher can not equal in importance 
that of the cook. " We are hoping soon to have a place with modern equipment where our young 
people can be taught household management in full, so that when they go out to be home-makers 
they will possess this all important training. 

Mrs. L. E. Cunningham. 

Interior of Shop 

Woodwork Department 

" The inhabitants thereof shall not say f am sick" (no need for the doctor), but — " Mine elect 
shall long enjoy the work of their hands." For " they shall build houses and inhabit them." 

There are many things that the Master did while on earth. We get many beautiful lessons 
from His parables, His methods of encouraging the weary. His untiring efforts to heal the sin-sick 
souls of men. He even raised the dead. Yet, for all that, we are reminded that a greater part of 
His life work while in training was in the carpenter shop, where, through His conduct and good 
work. He grew to be favored by God and man. Just before leaving this world He left the following 
for our encouragement: "Ye believe in God believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many 
mansions: if it were not so I would have told you. T go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and 
prepare a place for you I will come again and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye 
may be also." 

I am glad to say that in our department Christ is to us the master builder. We recognize the 
fact that we are indeed blessed here at O. J. C. in our woodworking department. While we do not 
have all machines necessary for an up-to-date school shop, you may look at the above picture and 
see that we have enough to successfully build for our girls' dormitory (Irwin Hall) one hundred 
oak chairs for their assembly room and completely furnish their rooms save the beds and mat- 

Through our carpenter shop we have built new buildings and remodeled old ones so that 
they look new, until we have given about eighteen boys work, amounting to about three thousand 
dollars, or paying the entire way of twelve or fourteen boys through school. If through our efforts 
anything tangible has been done, to God be the glory. 

Harry D. Dobbins. 


Our first mental vision of Adam and Eve is in the garden of Eden planted by God himself. 
Surely if it were necessary for such surroundings before sin entered, it is much more so now. 
It was here in this Eden school, in the midst of nature, that God taught them His infinite wisdom. 

Later were the Schools of the Prophets in which man came close to God through His handi- 
work, — for in each shrub, in each blade of grass, is seen the marvelous miracle-working power of 
the Almighty Creator. As we work in the soil and .see how dependent we are upon God for our 
daily food, we realize to a fuller extent the meaning of many of Christ's parables and teachings. 

In many schools students receive their physical recreation in gymnasiums; but we are very 
thankful to God for the invaluable instruction that shows us that by far the better plan is to get 
our recreation by doing useful, manual labor on the farm, which best fits the mind for study. 

We have nearly one thousand acres of land, one half of which is under cultivation. Our 
wooded land affords ample timber for building purposes, also an unlimited supply of wood. An 
orchard of two thousand peach trees, which will soon bear, makes up our major supply of fruit, 
however, our little pear orchard of three hundred bearing trees is worthy of more than passing 

Due to good methods of farming, coypled with wise management, our farm is doing strictly 
expert work. For those who desire a knowledge of scientific farming the department offers ample 
opportunity. W. C. Martin. 

Book IV 

Missionary, Colporteur, 
Student Organizations 

The Sabbath School 

"Sweet Sabbath School, more dear to me than fairest palace dome, 
My heart e'er turns with joy to thee, my own dear Sabbath home." 

The Sabbath School rightly directed, is a wonderful home. It is a house of refuge 
for the tempted, despondent and sin-chased soul. In the darkness of spiritual and 
Biblical ignorance, the adversary would bind us with the chains of sin. He would 
torture us with our sense of guilt. In this condition, what a miserable existence! 
Thank God that He has prepared a refuge for the oppressed. "The dear Sabbath 
home " invites you to its restful abode. There you can learn how to break the chains 
of sin, how to fight the enemy, and how to have peace. Surely such a home is bound 
to be dear to us. 

Were it not for the Sabbath School, many would not understand the plan of 
salvation. The need of Christ as a personal Saviour would not be impressed upon 
their hearts. The Sabbath School is a great soul-saving agency for young and old. 
It is a most successful means of establishing people in the truth of Christ. 

The Sabbath School is a great training school for Christian workers. Those who 
are studying the Word of God sincerely, are bound to be stirred by the love and spirit 
of Christ in serving man. They will have a burning desire to work for Him. By 
sitting at His feet in the Sabbath School, they are trained how to win others for 

The earnest, thorough study of the Bible has an elevating effect upon the mind. 
It develops the mind every way, giving one a mental grasp that he could not possibly 
get without such study. From Sabbath Schools have gone out men who have been 
bright stars in this dark world. The world is yet looking and calling to the Sabbath 
School for help. 

With the Sabbath School offerings we have sent missionaries to the dark corners 
of the earth; we have built schools, hospitals, and publishing houses. It is evident 
that it is a most essential missionary and educational organization. It deserves our 
appreciation and most hearty co-operation. 

The Oakwood Sabbath School has four divisions: the Senior, Youths', Primary, 
and Home. In these divisions the classes are divided according to age, experience, 
and mental grasp. They include from the "Cradle Roll" for infants up to the aged 
and decrepit in the home. Everyone feels the influence of the Sabbath School. 
Each one is placed in the class best adapted to him. Each division is directed by a 
superintendent selected from the student body. Each division has its own secretary 
and has its school alone. The divisions gather to close the Sabbath School. The 
record by the general secretary is then read, the general superintendent directing 
the closing exercises. 

Such exercises and reports are given, and such devices used as will interest each 

Out of one hundred twelve members for the first quarter in 192S, the attendance 
in the Senior Division was 94%, the daily study record was 81%. We gave S226.44 
to missions. We have a very enthusiastic Sabbath School, and hope that many will 
work with us to do in the cause of Christ. George Jenkins. 

Young People's Missionary 
Volunteer Society 

"We have an army of youth who can do much if they are properly directed and 
encouraged. . . . Let all be trained that they may rightly represent the truth, 
giving the reason for the hope that is within them, and honor God in any branch 
of the work where they are qualified to labor." 

It was in the year 1879, by two young men at Hazelton, Mich., that the Young 
People's Society began. In its infancy all members were but boys and young men 
who had for their purpose a life temperate in all things, and the collection and 
distribution of religious literature. When they assembled there were held prayer, 
social, missionary, and temperance meetings with special programs. This group 
of young men was joined later by some young ladies who contributed much to the 
good of the society. 

"Young men and young women, cannot you form companies, and as soldiers 
of Christ, enlist in the work, putting all your tact and skill and talent into the 
Master's service that you may save souls from ruin? . . . Let there be companies 
formed somewhat after the order of the Christian Endeavor Society, and see what 
can be done by each accountable human agent in watching for and improving 
opportunities to do work for the Master. . . . Suffering humanity needs help 

These encouraging statements came from the pen of the vServant of the Lord 
to the young people, whose hearts were uplifted, and the work progressed. In 
1905 the work had taken root in other lands and there were three hundred and 
fifty well-organized societies with a membership of fully 5,000. Since then the 
work has continued progressing year by year. 

At Oakwopd we would not be without this most wonderful organization. 
It is the best and strongest society of the school. It is a department of the church. 
It is here the young people learn to preside in meetings, and develop initiative by 
working on committees and performing various other duties. Most essential of all, 
each menber of the society is trained to become a soul winner. A minister states that 
he has found the Young People's Society to be the strongest ally of his church. 
Without doubt, many others can bear the same testimony to this powerful auxil- 
liary in Christian Service. 

This society is by no means a secret society. But it has an inevitable secret, 
that we gladly announce to others in spirit, word and deed: "The love of Christ 
constraineth us." This is our motto. 

An educator has said that he would rather have his pupils be somebody and 
go somewhere than to be nobody, go nowhere, and be nobody when thev get 
there. We young people, in sincerity, are going somewhere taking good tidings. 
With Jesus, we shall be "somebodies" when we get there. "The advent message 
to all the world in this generation," is our aim. EmilE A. Jarreau. 

Prayer Bands 

Nineteen hundred years ago the Crown Prince of the Universe was on earth 
in the form of humanity. Day by day as He was brought into conflict with the 
powers of darkness, He was victorious, and at the same time while He was seeking 
to upUft fallen humanity. He lived a sinless life. Wonderful indeed ! But what was 
the secret of His success? To answer this question, inspiration turns our minds to one 
of the greatest systems of communication ever known to created intelligences. 
This system — "laid in the councils of eternity," and so broad as to reach to the 
utmost parts of the universe, yet so simple that it can be employed at will by the 
weakest of mankind — is prayer. 

Prayer is the breath of the soul; the actual life of the spiritual nature of human 
beings. " It is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend." 

Then if we would live a spiritual life we must keep ourselves in the attitude of 
prayer. It is our privilege to actually have God in our daily lives, and experience 
His keeping and saving power through prayer. "The life of prayer is the life of 

Along with prayer, faith must be exercised. Many confound the two but they 
are distinct. When we ask in the channel of God's will, it is our privilege, by 
faith, to believe the prayer is answered, and it shall be. 

Many are the heroes of prayer. Enoch walked with God through prayer. 
It was power received from God through prayer that enabled Elijah to live such 
a godly life that the Lord could translate him. Prayer made Joseph, and Daniel 
and his three companions successes. The greatest example of all is the life of Christ, 
which was a continual, unbroken life of communion with His Father. And if we 
would have the full power of His life, which is our privilege, we must keep con- 
nected with heaven continually through this system. 

Lawrence Fletcher. 

Colporteur Band 

The following are a few extracts from the Sjiirit of Prophecy concerning student canvassing. 
"Among the students in our schools there are those who have precious talents they should be 
taught to put in use." " They should be encouraged to make earnest missionary effort for those in 
error, becoming acquainted with them, and teaching them the truth." "When school closes there is 
opportunity for many to go out into the field as evangelistic canvassers. The faithful colporteur 
finds his way into many homes, where he leaves reading matter containing the truth for this time. 
Our students should learn to sell our books." 

At O. J. C. we are endeavoring to carry out the above instructions. Yearly a large number of 
our students engage in evangelistic canvassing and are thus by the proceeds obtained able to pay 
their school expenses. Yes, the scholarship plan works one hundred per cent at O. J. C. 

As a means of training colporteurs, a colporteurs' band is organized each year. In this band 
principles of practical Christian salesmanship are studied. Near the close of each year the field 
secretaries from the Southern and Southeastern Unions hold a colporteurs' institute in which 
valuable instruction is given and recruits are signed up for the difTerent fields. 

When our conference brethren are looking for men and women to hold responsible positions 
they ask, "Have you canvassed?" Why do they ask this? Because they know there is a training 
received in the canvassing field, fitting persons to hold responsible places, that cannot be obtained 
elsewhere. And Oakwood, through its Colporteur Band, is preparing workers for such positions. 

HaroIvD D. Singi^eton. 

Bible Seminar 

Our seminar consists of both young men and young women who are preparing 
to be ministers and Bible Workers. 

The purpose of this seminar is to train these young people very efficiently in 
Christian work. To accomplish this purpose both are trained to give Bible studies. 

In each meeting of the seminar, the members report the commimity work 
that they have done during the week and the new fields they have located. They 
also discuss problems to be met and plan the best way to place this message in the 
hearts of the people. 

Young Women's Literary Society 

A man is judged by what he reads, 
Therefore, to the bad, never take heed. 
May our motto ever be, to be true 
And read good literature. 

We are glad that we have such an organization in our school as the Young Woman's Literary 
Society. Although this school year has been very busy, the young women of Irwin Hall have 
found time to come together and engage in some good social activities, which have been very 
beneficial to our school. There is no organization in our school that affords the young women more 
pleasure than this society. In their meetings they discuss personal and social matters. 

It might be well to relate the motive that inspired the young women to organize the society. 
It is a well-known fact that a young man or young women will be influenced by the literature he 
or she reads — whether it is good or bad. This is especially true of young people whose minds are 
waiting to be filled with something. They are influenced more or less by stories of adventure and 
romance. In order to lead our young people in the paths of good literature we must encourage 
them to read the right kind, that kind of literature which will cause them to think of high and 
noble deeds instead of the lower activities of life. For these reasons some of the young women 
of our school organized the Young Women's Literary vSociety. It is the object of this group of 
young women to teach by precept and example the reading of good literature. 

This society came into the history of our school during the school year of 1925-26, and from 
that time it has been active in giving programs to the school body, setting forth the principles of 
good literature. 

Literature, good literature' May it so broaden that it may be able to compete with the 

Young Men's Betterment Society 

In the school year of 1925-26 some of the young men of our school saw the need of a better 
spirit among our young people. They realized that the good old school spirit, which had once 
been ours, was passing away. As time passed and the need of a better spirit was more fully real- 
ized, those young men decided to ask God to help them in their feeble efforts to bring about better- 
ment. They said, "It is now time that something should be done." 

One Sabbath morning, that same group of young men who had been longing for better condi- 
tions in our school were found kneeling in prayer. They earnestly asked the Lord to helj) them 
bring back the good old spirit of happiness and contentment. Time passed on without very much 
visible effort, but God, who does not move at all times when we desire, was preparing the way. 
The week of prayer came and those same efforts were put forth. At the close of this week of 
prayer a society known as the Young Men's Betterment Society was organized. 

The work of this society is expressed in its name. Its object is to better conditions of the 
young people of our school. The leaders of the society realize that in order to create a better spirit 
in this school or any other school, the students themselves must be interested and must take an 
active part. In order to interest the young people and the school as a whole, the members give at 
least one program during the school year. They also have for their own benefit an outing or a hike. 
A social entertainment is also given during the school year by this society. 

It is also the object of the Betterment Society to influence all young men and yount; women, 
who are seeking a Christian education, to come to Oakwood. As an incentive to those who may be 
interested, the society printed a bulletin of some of the activities of the past year. 

By the help of God and you this organization shall succeed and be instrumental in educating 
the youth. Let us all work together and help the members of the Betterment Society accomplish 
its purposes. Lawrence R. Hastings. 

Book V 





The Alumni 

Often we have heard the saying, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." 
This seems especially true of the Alumni, for should you ask the question, "Who 
love Oakwood best? "the Alumni would echo and re-echo just two little words, "We 
do." Yes, and we have a right to, as we recall the years spent under the watchful 
care of our Alma Mater. And though we must be absent in person, we still feel 
that we are so bound to it that we must love it, protect it, and work for it no matter 
where we are. 

We hope, as an association, to do something worthwhile for our school in the 
near future. Of course it would be impossible for us to pay the debt we feel we owe; 
however, it is our desire to show our appreciation as best we can in a tangible way. 
Many of the alumni are engaged at present in the work of uplifting humanity in 
various communities. vSome of them are: 


Elder F. A. Osterman 
Pastor John Wagner 
Pastor Brutus Ewing 
Pastor R. L. Ryles 
Elder R. E. Louden 
Pastor Otis J. Trotter 

Miss Eflfie Seard 
Miss Margaret Caldwell 
Mr. Russell Fassett 
Miss Geraldine Oldham 
Miss Frances Fountain 
Mrs. Marguerite Pons 
Miss Blanche Palmer 


Elder John Green 
Elder James Martin 
Pastor E. Wilkins 
Pastor Charles Jackson 
Pastor E. S. Dillett 

Mr. Ivan Christian 

Miss Corine Bass (Oakwood) 

Miss Sadie B. Williams 

Mr. H. T. Mitchell-Palmer 

Miss Lucille I. Heyward 

Mrs. Lucile Page 

Mr. H. T. vSaulter 

Varied lines of work 

Mrs. O. B. Edwards 
Miss Viola Rivers 
Miss Julia F. Baugh 
Mrs. J. Stratton- Dobbins 
Professor O. B. Edwards 
Mr. C. Raymond Wood 

Secretary to the President 


Assistant Normal Director 

Preceptress and Sewing Department 

Preceptor and History Teacher 

Head of Printing Department 

Others in school or not engaged in any particular line of work at present : 
Mr. Archie Hairston Miss Pearl Valker 

Mr. Francis Hunter Mr. Harvey Kibble 

Miss Thelma Winston Mrs. Willsie Dobbins-Palmer 

Miss Lucile Chambers Mr. Wayne Harris 

Miss Alyce Dickson * Mrs. R. L. Ryles 

Mrs. R. E. Louden Mrs. Charles Jackson 

Mr. O. B. Hall Mr. George Murphy 

Mr. H. D. Singleton 

Book VI 

Homes and Campus 

Homes and Campus 

One of the many places in the world where nature has bountifully given of 
her exhaustless store, is Oakwood. Come with me in your imagination, visit and 
learn of the place. 

It is a lovely spring morning and the pure, fresh, country air is laden with 
pleasant fragrances, and the music of our feathered songsters. There is a reserved 
stillness that grips us firmly and places over us a meditative and invigorating 
influence. The sun is rising slowly over Mount Sano, which towers against the 
eastern skies. 

Our campus proper forms a circle, around which are our main buildings. 
After a long walk from the gate to this part of the campus, passing several of our 
teachers' cottages, we turn to our left and face Henderson Hall — the former home 
of our young women, but now where our young men reside. We continue our walk 
and come to Old Mansion, the oldest building on the campus. Next in order is 
West Hall which is occupied by some of our teachers. Just a few steps away is 
Irwin Hall, the home of our young women. You will notice that the next building 
we come to is being remodelled. This is Butler Hall, the former home of our young 
men. We are now at the Administration building and Chapel. This, too, like most 
of our other buildings, claims a lively growth of shrubbery around it. Oaklawn is 
the home of our president; our Sanitarium, the last building around the circle, 
is where our sick ones are cared for. 

In the midst of our campus is a beautiful fountain, which supplies us with cool, 
refreshing water. The campus is also beautified with flowers, shrubbery, and stately 
trees, under which we may rest. 

In the above we have only slightly mentioned our school homes — Irwin 
Hall and Henderson Hall, but we are going to tell you more about them just here. 
These are real homes in every sense of the word, for they are headed by kind, 
sympathetic teachers who have our interests at heart. The buildings and furnish- 
ings are good — beautiful ; there is no need for unhappiness on the part of any 
student. In each home is a spacious assembly room where morning and evening 
worship is held, conducted by the head of the home. Because of the busy life the 
student must live, we are very grateful for the silent hour that is given us each 
morning at worship time. While one group remains in the assembly room reading 
or meditating, the roommates of these are alone in their rooms with the privilege 
of quiet prayer. So you see our spiritual influences are good, our surroundings 
clean, pure, and lovely. How thankful we are for our good, Christian homes! 

Inez S. Brown 

George A. Irwin Hall 

Henderson Hall 

'^m^-m^tU-M QA%- 

Campus Sayings 

Teacher (while class was seriously 
discussing diet) : "I lived on a milk diet 
for a whole year one time." 

Class (alarmed): "Really? How 
did you live?" 

Teacher (very dryly): "Got along 
all right." 

Class: "When was that, Profes- 
sor — ?" 

Teacher (more dryly): "When I 
was a babv." 

Fred: "Is this Tuesday morning?" 
John: "Yes, this is 'missionary 

Robert: "It's raining this morn- 

James: "Yes, I wonder what's the 

Robert: "Ah, boy, this is girls' 
walk da}^" 

Office Girl: "Where is my um- 
brella? Where's my umbrella? ?" 

Student: "Do you mean the one 
hanging on your arm?" 

A certain teacher says: "Mr. or Miss 
— , how did you get the consent of your 
mind to do that?" 

A student working in the H. L. & 
Water Department was asked to "heat 
some hot water." 

Fire ! Fire ! Everyone all excited ! ! 

Where? — Chapel. 

Well — guess what? ? Only a bird's 

On Wednesday mornings after 
students have worked those "mis- 
sionary hours" for their unexcused 
absences, a certain teacher asks — "Do 
you have your red ticket? " 


Heard on the campus: Student: 
"Hello, Brother 'B.'" 

Brother "B": "Hello! Hello! 
Don't hello me ; I'm no telephone." 



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Normal - Preparatory Medical - Boys' Vocational - 
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JVrife for information 

J. A. TUCKER, President 

O. J. G. FARM 

Produced last year: 

2 000 bushels of corn 
I ooo bushels of sweet potatoes 
2 1 bales oi cotton 
500 gallons oi sorghum 
100 tons of hay 
2^ acres in gardens 

2000 peach trees 500 Leghorn Hens 

300 pear trees 60 yersey Cows 

Royal Undertaking Company, Inc. 

Funeral Directors and Embalmers 

C. K. Binford, Manager 
Phone j8o 

ii8 W. Holmes St. 

Huntsville, Alabama 





^rt and Qift Shop 

213-211; Washington Street 


See Better 

Huntsville, Alabama 

Huntsville Alabama 

Dickson Paint Co. 

Sam Schiffman & Co. 

Paint Glass Wallpaper 
Floor Surfacing 

The friendly Store 
Ladies' Ready -to-\vear, S/ioes 

Phone S81 

Millinery and FurnisJiiugs 

II South Side Square 

Huntsville Alabama 

Phone 390 
East Side Square 

Huntsville Alabama 


Ice Plant 




Coal Yard 


Manufacturers of Pure Spring Water Ice 
Wholesalers and Retailers of Coal 

Residence Phone 709-W 

Office Phone 828 

Reno Studio of Photographic Arts 

V. Reno 

212 Washington Street 





Complete line of 

Dry Goods, Ready-to-wear 
and Shoes 

Jeft'erson Street 


Gifts That Last 

A. L. Hipp 
Jeweler & Optometrist 

117 Jefferson Street 
Huntsville Alabama 

When in need of 


Call I. WIND & CO. 

Phone 90 
106 Washington Street Huntsville, Alabama 





W. H. Robinson 

The S. D. A. Church 

Box 452 


Amory, Miss. 

Nashville, Tenn. 


Huntsville Bank & Trust Co. 

Huntsville, Alabama 

Capital - $100,000.00 

Your banking business appreciated 

J. B. WOODALL, President R. H. GILLIAM, Cashier 

The Tennessee Valley Bank 

Resources Over Seven Million Dollars 

''The Big Bank at the Big Building' 

Huntsville - - - Alab 


Thompson's Pullman Bread 

Made With Milk and Honey 

Ideal Bakery 

Plioiir 166 

114 Washiuf^ton St.^ Huntsville, Alabama 

L. C. Calson, Mniinycr ,1. D. Sinilli, /l.v.vV Manaqer 

Service Undertaking Co. 


Funeral Directors and Embalmers 

''Known by Service'' 

Phone 874 208 Church Street 

Will save you 15 per cent on 

groceries and meats. 


The enormous buying power 
eliminates the middle man. 


Hall Piano Company 

Huntsville, Alabama 

Goodyear Tires 


Independent Tires 

Phone 110 

Huntsville Alabama 

Residence Phone Office Phone 

971 939 

Doctor R. S. Beard 

Huntsville, Alabama 


The Henderson National Bank 

Huntsville, Alabama 

Capital $100,000.00 Surplus $200,000.00 

We appreciate your patronage 


E. W. McLEOD, Vice President J. E. HUMPHREY, Ass I Cashier 

Oakwood Junior College 

Printing Department 

Telephone 3802 

Quality Printing Moderately Priced 

Let Us Do Your Work 

Huntsville - - Alabama 

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As Ministers 


Bible Workers 

Carolina Conference of S. D. A. 

215 N. McDowell St. Charlotte, N. C. 

Oakwood Planing Mill 


Mill Work 








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A Department of Oakwood 
Junior College 

Earn Your Scholarship the 
Watchman Way 

Many of our young people earned their school expenses last summer 
selling THE WATCHMAN MAGAZINE at twenty-five cents, and 
more will this year -— why not you? This is easily done during vacation 
time. One young lady sold approximately six thousand copies last 
summer and returned to college. Her profit was sixteen cents each, 
or $900.00. 

Those who earn their scholarships selling our books and magazines 
are allowed 20% from the scholarship which costs, we will say for 
example, $300.00. From this deduct the 20% allowance and we have a 
net amount of $240.00 which divided by fifteen cents profit on each 
magazine gives 1600 as the number of single copies to be sold to earn a 
three-hundred-dollar scholarship. All above this number would be 
extra money to meet personal expenses during the school year. For 
half this scholarship sell 800 copies. 

A gentleman wrote from Missouri that while in one of the eastern 
cities last summer, a modest young lady stepped up to him and said, 
"Mister, I am earning a scholarship: won't you buy this good magazine 
to help me, and read it to help you? " After reading it through he 
wanted to subscribe for a year. 

A student writes from New York state: "I do think if a girl or boy 
wants to go to school, selling magazines is about the only thing where 
the money comes in fast, at least faster than from lots of other things 
you might do. " 

The one who sold six thousand copies wrote: "I have been glad, 
extremely so, for the success the Lord has shown me this summer. It 
has been indeed good of Him to make it possible for me to attend college 
by canvassing. 1 could never have managed college otherwise. I feel 
that the work has been a college course in itself, one of very practical 
value. I want to thank you for your promptness in filling all orders. " 

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State A. & M. Institute 

Normal, Alabama 

A Land-Grant College 
Founded in 1875 

Supported by the State of Alabama 

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A Ten-Weeks Summer School 

July 2-August 11 


The Fall Quarter begins 
Monday, Sept. 22, 1928 

For further information write: 

J. F. DRAKE, President 

"The harvest truly is plenteous, hut 
the laborers are few." 

Cumberland Conference, S. D. A. 

1410 Magnolia Avenue. 

Knoxcille, Tenn. 

Have a population of over two million colored people 




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Correspondence School 

Students can earn substantial credits towards graduation by wise use of spare 
moments. We offer work in Bible. English, History, Mathematics, Education, Lan- 
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W. K. Risen Banking Company 

Huntsville, Alabama 

'^The Gibraltar of North Alabama" 

H. M. RHETT, President 
ASHFORD TODD, Cashier I. W. WALKER, Ass'f Cashier 

Since 1866 

Pioneer Bankers of North Alabama 


Alex Young, Manager 
116 W. Holmes St. 

Huntsville, Alabama 

T. T. Terry 

Dry Goods 

Huntsville Alabama 


Wholesale Fruits and Produce 

Telephone No. 141 JEFFERSON ST. 

Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted 

Glenn D. Batteigerod 

LYRIC BLDG. Phone 296 


"Master Service" 

Cleaners and Dyers 

Phone 334 

134 1-2 West Holmes Street 

Citizens' Drug Company 

Drugs, Cigars, Soda, Candies 

Our Motto: " Service That Is Service " 

Telephone 267 

Corner Holmes and Jefferson Sts. 



Suits made to order $25.00 and up 

112 Washington Street 

We sell you good merchandise as cheaply 
as good merchandise can be sold 


Merchants' Wholesale Gro. Co. 
Wholesale Grocers 

Corner Holmes and Church Streets 

Huntsville, Alabama 

Wallpaper, Paints, Varnishes, Brushes, 

Artist's Materials, Paste, Glue, 

Tacks, Canvas. 

Campbell Wallpaper Co. 

Est. 1899 
220 E. Holmes St. Huntsville, Ala. 

Trade With 

Anderson's Drug Store 

Yellow Front on the Square 

Huntsville Alabama 

// it's Barber Work you want, call at 

Ross' Barber Shop 

124 W. Holmes Street 

The Acorn Store 

The Big Chain Store With 

21 Complete Departments 

Loaded With High Quality Merchandise 
Sold at Unmatchable Prices 

Start and Shop Today 
The Acorn Way 

Dependable Merchandise 

Trade at Lasky's Store 

Next to Woolwoi th 

East Side of Square 
Huntsville Alabama 

Lyle Feed Company 

Let Us Feed 
Your Cows, Mules & Poultry 

Phone 780 


Groceries, Coal and Wood 

432 Meridian St. 

We deliver small orders of coal. 


Good Pianos ro/ne from 


Dt\ H, C, Fearn 

Cable-Shelby-Burton Piano Co. 


Edwin Hall, Mgr. 

Over Citizens' Drug Store 

1 16 Washington Street 

Huntsville Alabama 


Htititsvilk's Exclusive Shoe Store 

Shoes o± the very best quality and at a price suitable for 
all pocketbooks and all occasions. 

Huntsville Phone 480 Alabama 




Floor Covering 

Terms if desired 


Johnson - Calloway- Ma honey 

Huntsville, Alabama 

Things for Men 

We Specialize in Students' and 
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It pays to pay cash here 
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LIuntsville, Alabama 

The Home of TIP-TOP Flour 

It's Mighty Fine 

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Huntsville J Mundiy 


JO I W. Cliutou Street 

Mathews Brothers 

Huntsville Alabama 

Himtsville Alabama 

Staple and Fancy Groceries 

Gudenrath Grocery Co. 

Frank Fackler 

Wliolesale Produce and 

Phone gijz 

Phone 52 
Jefferson Street 

Corner Holmes and Pulaski 

Huntsville Alabama 

Est. 1879 Phone 234 

E. Karthaiis' Sons 

Jewelers. Opiielans 

Gifts of quality for all 

Hiintsville Alabama 

If its home-cooked food you 
want, dine at the 

Cedar Garden Cafe 

126H W. Holmes Street 
A. Young, Prop. 

Huntsville Alabama 

J. D. Humphrey & Son 


Twickenham Pharmacy 

The Rexall Stores 

Kodak Finishing One Day Service 

Ki rsch ba um Clo thes 
Nitun Bush Shoes 

Fowler Brothers 

Lower cost of dressing well. 

Jefferson Street 

Hiintsville Alabama 

J. C. Penney & Co. 

A Nation-wide Institution 

Where savings are 

greatest every day 

in the year. 

Huntsville Alabama 



Hardware, Mill, Electrical, Tinning, Heating and Plumbing 

Supplies, Building Materials — Farm Implements— Sporting 

Goods, Frigidaire, Household and Commercial. 

HUNTSVILLE Telephones 11 and 12 ALABAMA 


The call of souls unwarned invites laborers into 
the vineyard. 

"There should be a hundred earnest, faithful 
laborers . . . where there is but one." — Spirit 
of Prophecy. 

Scholarships are made in Alabama. Try the 
Combination Plan. Alabama workers are prov- 
ing it one-hundred-per-cent successful. 

Alabamia Book and Bible House 

Drawer E 
Clanton. Alabama 

Over One Million Colored People in the 

Georgia Conference 

are waiting for the light of the Third AngeFs 
Message. The task of giving them the truth 
calls for consecrated, efTicient, colored col- 
porteurs and Bible workers. Those interested, 
and having a burden for those of their own 
race should write to — 

Georgia Conference of S. D. A. 

547 Cherokee Ave. South East 
Atlanta, Georgia 

CC 7^9 

lis lucky to be in Kentucky' 

Earn Yout Scholarship in the Blue-grass 
State— Virgin Territory 

Coal Mines--- Rich Farm Lands 
Stock Raising 

For Further Information 

Kentucky Book and Bible House 

3434 Taylor Blvd. Louisville, Kentucky